Trafford Design Code

Brentwood School

by Cottrell & Vermeulen Architecture

A new, sheltering, spine threads together and brings sense to the disparate collection of buildings, sometimes manifest as a canopy and – beneath the new teaching block – as an arcade. Adopting a classic nine square villa plan, this new teaching building provides a reception to the preparatory school with four generous specialist teaching spaces for science, art, and food technology on each of the upper two floors around a central hall – each with supporting ancillary, circulation and storage spaces cleverly tucked into the plan.


The materials palette references other buildings on and around the site and each building is beautifully crafted with bold and playful colours and motifs.


Source: RIBA Awards


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